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Armstrong's Elk Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Armstrong's Elk Farm

Our Rustic Log Cabin styled home is located in Cornwallville, NY is a perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast.

Open year round, the changing seasons of the Catskills offer spectacular painted vistas and a myriad of outdoor activities to suit everyone's interests. The Fall season offers spectacular mountain views of foliage giving way to the crisp Winter snow painted countryside. Spring warmth renews the flowers and brightens the mountains with lush green foliage giving way to the warmth of a Summer evening. We'd love to have you any time.

Our accommodations are centrally located within a 20 mile radius encompassing the towns of Durham, Windham, Catskill and Hunter, which is only 2 1/2 hour drive from either the GWB or Boston, MA and just 45 minutes from Albany. It is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here in the Catskills, you can hike, mountain bike, fish, hunt, downhill ski, cross country ski, kayak, canoe, tube, golf and so much more. Your host is an experienced marksman and outdoorsmen who can direct you to the best hunting and fishing spots in the area. Your host is also knowledgeable on conservation, farming, and going green providing you with an excellent learning opportunity. Of course, we are happy to help with other recommendations of local things to do, tailored to meet your interests.

We are also conveniently located nearby several major festivals including the award winning Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Hunter Mountain's Jam Fest, Irish Art Week, East Durham Irish Festival, International Celtic Festival at Hunter Mountain, the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally plus others. The Catskills are also well known for its ski areas, golf courses, antique vendors and picturesque waterfalls, valley and mountain views.

After an exhilarating day outdoors, you can be comforted by knowing you can relax in an inviting, peaceful home atmosphere. Our log cabin is surrounded by 100 acres of pristine pastures and farmlands where you can see the elk grazing along with other wildlife sightings. In the warmer seasons, sit by our beautiful fish pond and fire pit or out on our two large decks and enjoy your cocktails and dinner. The beautiful rustic living area is quite cozy for snuggling up in front of the wood stove during the colder seasons.

Our well equipped kitchen is open for either your convenience to prepare lunch and dinner or for an added service, our expert culinary host will prepare additional meals or host a party for your friends. We also have a great outdoor grill and hot tub for our guests to use.

We offer three eclectic styled bedrooms with a two bath. Our amenities include a great collection of books, board games and puzzles; wireless high speed internet access, a 40 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player and a selection of movies. Please see our amenities page for more details

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017


I love to travel and do often

Also maintain a basement apartment

LESLIE ARMSTRONG purchased this lodge in 1982


Cornwallville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Third Bedroom with the second bath, in loft Master Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Armstrong's Elk Farm
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex You and your friends were great to have around. You're welcome back anytime Pull the Trigger Les
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  • 5 of 5

Les was the best host and very informative. It was great to see the Elk, cows. baby calves and the horses. My husband and I had a wonderful stay and the log cabin was beautiful. We also enjoyed the hot tub everyday (many times) . The best part was seeing the animals and the baby animals feeding off there mother. I wanted to take a baby calf home but my husband said no :( This was a good time for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of work ( both self employed). Both our dogs, yellow lab and pitbull, enjoyed their stay as well. Thank you Les for your asparagus it was the most tasty. It went well with Cowboy Steaks and potatoes! Until next time enjoy your summer. Too all who read this I hope you can find it helpful in choosing your next stay.

Kevin & Fran

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best time ever les is the bomb!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Catskills winter getaway at Armstrong Elk Farm

  • 4 of 5

My family of six, all adults, booked the home for a ski/snowboard/snowshoe weekend in February. The house was large enough for all of us. Plenty of chair and couch space to all stretch out. The location was perfect. I was snowshoeing the northern peaks of the Catskills, and my kids were snowboarding at Hunter. Windham was even closer. No problems with access in the winter. Everything was great. Full kitchen and cable tv's in several rooms. Good internet service. The owner, Les, is a taxidermist, so there were an unbelievable assortment of animals in the house that rival any nature center. All NY native species. I felt this added to the New York mountain feel of the home. I didn't realize it was a shared house with the owner, as he had a separate unit in the basement, but Les was great. Very knowledgable about the area and helpful. We also enjoyed the hot tub out on the deck a couple times. Spectacular views of the mountains. The family room also had a fantastic WSW exposure that had great afternoon sun. There are a lot of Windows on that side of the house, so it felt great. There is a nice wood stove in the family room also, but it was a warm weekend, so we never got to use it. Only issue we had was that the master bedroom was a loft room and our kids were up later than us, so they had to keep the volume down, as the family room was right below us. Overall a great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve & Karen& Family They are exactly the kind of family I entended my place to be enjoyed by Folks that love nature and all it has to offer Glad you all enjoyed ( ear plugs are in sport cabinet) lol You're welcome back anytime and I would recommend you as a guest to any host. Stay in touch Thanks Les
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Was a nice place to stay at! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend here. There's a lot of little towns in the area. It's not hard to find a great restaurant or interesting store to explore. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Captain's Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hudson NY
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
NYS Thurway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Captain's Inn
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Ski Windham& Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
North &South Lakes
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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